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Myth: managed care = mangled care  
http://www.chsrf.ca/mythbusters/pdf/myth20_e.pdf
Looks at managed care systems and highlights innovations attributed to them. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Lesbian health inequalities: a cultural minority issue for health professionals  
http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/178_12_160603/mcn10852_fm.html
Examines health care inequalities that exist for lesbian and bisexual women. Provides guidelines for healthcare providers to enhance the care of lesbians. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Glossary of terms commonly used in health care  
http://www.academyhealth.org/publications/glossary.pdf
Provides a lexicon of health care terms and concepts, divided into three sections: health care delivery and financing terms; epidemiological and statistical terms; and, accounting and economic terms. (See Details)
Published: 2003
An analysis of barriers facing immigrant women and their families in accessing health and social services
Analyzes the barriers that immigrant and refugee women face in accessing health and social services. Provides recommendations for action at all levels of service delivery.
Published: 1999
Common occurrence: the impact of homelessness on women's health: phase II: community-based action research - final report
Examines the question of women and homelessness (visible and hidden) in Toronto. Demonstrates that homelessness is a women's health issue. Provides recommendations for the health care system to improve its responsiveness and effectiveness in supporting women.
Published: 2002
The challenge of diversity in the delivery of women's health care  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/336.pdf
Details requirements and steps to take in order to ensure that health care services are accessible to diverse populations. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Exploring models for quality maternity care in First Nations and Inuit communities: a preliminary needs assessment  
http://www.naho.ca/inuit/midwifery/documents/MaternityCareInuitChapter-English_000.pdf
Identifies issues, priorities, best practices, and suggestions for improving maternity care in Inuit communities. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Isolated, afraid and forgotten: the service delivery needs and realities of immigrant and refugee women who are battered   
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/html/femisol_e.html
Provides an overview of the needs of immigrant and refugee women who are battered, the range of non-government services available to meet those needs, and some of the barriers to appropriate and effective service delivery. (See Details)
Published: 1990
Not all your patients are straight  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/370.pdf
Discusses the impact of physician-patient interaction on the quality of health care for lesbians. Uses physician-patient dialogues to illustrate how inappropriate health care can result if physicians make incorrect assumptions about lesbians or do not solicit relevant information. Includes references and a resource list for lesbians and their doctors. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Canada's health system failing women in rural and remote regions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39507
Details rural women's health issues and priorities, including access to health care, social and economic determinants, and health policies. (See Details)
Published: 2004